April 18, 2017
MH&H Committed To Diversity
As part of Moritt Hock & Hamroff’s ongoing commitment to diversity, the firm will be participating in the New York City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program. The program provides first-year law students from underrepresented populations a chance to spend a summer working at one of New York’s leading law firms. Timothy (Tim) Ramos, currently completing his first year at New York Law School, will be working in the firm’s New York office. Tim is a graduate of Boston University Questrom School of Business with a BS in Business Administration. In learning he had been accepted to this program, Tim said, “I am thrilled to be given the chance to work with Moritt Hock & Hamroff. I know it will give me an insight to decide which areas of law I would like to follow in my career path. I am looking forward to learning from the attorneys with whom I will be working. It is really a great, great opportunity.”
Leslie Berkoff, Partner and Co-Advisory Chair of MH&H’s Diversity Committee said, “Tim is an outstanding young man and we are proud to have him join us for the summer. The New York City Bar Program is very important to the legal community because it provides an opportunity to so many young and talented first-year law students to jump start their careers by spending their summer in a law firm and obtaining a true feel for our profession.”
The City Bar’s Diversity Fellowship Program has been around since 1991. Since then, more than 600 diverse and talented first-year law students from 11 New York City area law schools have participated. Program alumni have achieved success as law firm partners, general counsels, assistant district attorneys, assistant attorney generals, entrepreneurs, and executive directors.
Tim Ramos’ parents originally came to the United States from the Philippines in the 1980’s. Both his mom and dad are nurses, his mom works at Engelwood Hospital and his dad works at Hackensack University Medical Center. Tim has worked with his professor at New York Law School to draft an article on LGBT related law. On a personal note, he is currently preparing to run in a number of half-marathons.
The diversity and inclusion efforts at Moritt Hock & Hamroff are overseen by Leslie Berkoff and James Chou, partners of the firm, and Christopher Clarke and Jacquelyn Moran, associates of the firm.